Posted by Ben Simo
Let's not allow the machinery of testing to distract us from the craft of testing.
Over ten years, ago James Bach published his first version of Test Automation Snake Oil.
In this article, James identified eight "reckless assumptions" of the classic arguments for test automation. If we aren't careful, it can be easy to start believing statements based on these assumptions.
Have you made any of these assumptions? Read the article for details. Then take a look at Sam Burgiss' great review.